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  • Identify factors that may increase or decrease the patient's level of risk.

    • The presence of a psychiatric disorder is the most significant risk factor.

    • Medical illness is also associated with increased likelihood of suicide. See Table 3 for specific medical conditions that have been associated with increased risk.

    • See Table 3 for additional factors that increase risk and Table 4 for protective effects.

    • Almost all psychiatric disorders have been shown to increase suicide risk (Table 5).

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TABLE 3. Factors Associated With Increased Risk for Suicide

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TABLE 3. Factors Associated With Increased Risk for Suicide
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TABLE 4. Factors Associated With Protective Effects for Suicide

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TABLE 4. Factors Associated With Protective Effects for Suicide
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TABLE 5. Risk of Suicide in Persons With Previous Suicide Attempts and Psychiatric Disordersa

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TABLE 5. Risk of Suicide in Persons With Previous Suicide Attempts and Psychiatric Disordersa
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TABLE 3. Factors Associated With Increased Risk for Suicide
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TABLE 4. Factors Associated With Protective Effects for Suicide
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TABLE 5. Risk of Suicide in Persons With Previous Suicide Attempts and Psychiatric Disordersa

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